Corporate Supporter Spotlight: Aerie Pharmaceuticals

If you’ve attended the ASCRS ASOA Annual Meeting recently, then you already know that Aerie Pharmaceuticals is a strong supporter of the ASCRS Foundation and its causes. For the past two years, Aerie has generously provided a donation match at the meeting, and partnering with the Foundation on some fun awareness projects like last year’s Give Sight Graffiti Wall. This week, we spoke with Tad Heitmann, Head of Communications at Aerie Pharmaceuticals, to learn more about their mission and why they choose to be such incredible sponsors of the ASCRS Foundation.

Aerie Boosts Second Annual Give Sight Match

At the 2018 ASCRS-ASOA Annual Meeting, Aerie Pharmaceuticals challenged attendees to give $25,000 to the ASCRS Foundation to trigger an Aerie match of the same amount. And it worked! Aerie’s challenge spurred an avalanche of giving that produced over $53,000 in contributions in just a few days, including the match.

Spotlight on a Supporter: William T. Koch, COA, COE, CPC

William T. Koch, COA, COE, CPC has worked in the field of ophthalmology for 32 years. He is the Administrative Director of Texas Retina Associates in Dallas, Texas. He is also the immediate past president of the ASOA Board of Directors.

Bill has been a generous supporter of the Foundation, taking the rare step of making a monthly, recurring donation as part of our Sustainers Circle. Foundation Staff caught up with Bill to find out why he gives.